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The North West View of Gainsborough

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,0223.668

  • Title (object)

    • The North West View of Gainsborough
  • Description

    View of Gainsborough taken from the Harbour Close; the River Trent flowing through the centre and curving towards right, with sailing and rowing boats; in foreground on left and right, cattle, horses and figures walking, angling and working; a church behind on left, and row of houses in centre and on right; hills in background; folded impression, with right half pasted ont sheet of paper; after Drake. 1747 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1747
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 418 millimetres (plate)
    • Width: 619 millimetres (plate)
    • Height: 470 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 340 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image with title, followed by "in the County of Lincoln.", and below image to left and right with artists' names and date: "N. Drake delin. / G. Vertue Sculp. 1747.", in centre with dedication by the draughtsman "To Sr. Henry George Hickman Bart.", below in centre: "Invented drawn & published According to Act of Parliament 1747", and below artists' names left and right with numbers and descriptions of landmarks within the image.
  • Bibliography

    • Alexander 2008 915 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1850,0223.668

View of Gainsborough taken from the Harbour Close; the River Trent flowing through the centre and curving towards right, with sailing and rowing boats; in foreground on left and right, cattle, horses and figures walking, angling and working; a church behind on left, and row of houses in centre and on right; hills in background; folded impression, with right half pasted ont sheet of paper; after Drake.  1747 Etching

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View of Gainsborough taken from the Harbour Close; the River Trent flowing through the centre and curving towards right, with sailing and rowing boats; in foreground on left and right, cattle, horses and figures walking, angling and working; a church behind on left, and row of houses in centre and on right; hills in background; folded impression, with right half pasted ont sheet of paper; after Drake. 1747 Etching

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